The Library, Learning and Teaching Enhancement and IT have created two workshops to encourage students and staff to collaborate online.

Student Workshop

Aims:
The aim of this workshop is to introduces the concept of “working in the cloud” and to teach students the basic skills they need to create documents such as Word documents or PowerPoint presenations together in the cloud. Students could use these skills for formative and summative group work assignments. The workshop will be most effective, if it is linked to a group assignment in a module that requires students to create a document together.

Technology/Facilitators:
The Technology used in the workshop is OneDrive and Office 365, technology that is available and supported at CCCU. The workshop will be facilitated by a librarian or an IT trainer and can last between one and two hours.

Case study:
The workshop was effectively used to prepare a Year 2 Midwifery group for a group work assignments and improved their overall group work experience. Online Collaboration (LT Conference 2017 Gschwandtner) (presented at the CCCU Learning & Teching Conference 2019) by Manfred Gschwandtner

Contact:
Manfred Gschwandtner (Learning & Research Librarian)
manfred.gschwandtner@canterbury.ac.uk

Neil Reynolds (IT Trainer)
neil.reynolds@canterbury.ac.uk

 


Staff Workshop

Aims: 

The aim of this workshop is to apply general principles of collaboration in an online setting. ​This workshop enables participants to experience online collaboration.​
and to better understand essential elements such as communication, set up and processes.​ It is disigned for already existing teams that want to improve their collaboration skills and explore new was to collaborate.

Technology/Facilitators:
The workshop will start with a LEGO activity to reflect on the principles of collaboration. The digital technology used in the practical part of the workshop is Microsoft TEAMS.
The workshop will be facilitated by a Learning Technologist and a librarian

Contact:

Duncan MacIver (Senior Learning Technologist)
duncan.maciver@canterbury.ac.uk

Manfred Gschwandtner (Learning & Research Librarian)
manfred.gschwandtner@canterbury.ac.uk